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I only like the really cheap ham in the supermarkets (including the billy bear ham)

SamGoodship
a week ago
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Lynibis

Yes but that is processed and suspected of being carcinogenic, like a lot of processed food. I would sooner pay more for the proper stuff.

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SamGoodship
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Lynibis Each to their own!

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Fitchet
Beware most ham in supermarkets is ultra processed and not good for your diet or your gutlingsCHEAP HAM = BAD HAM.
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SamGoodship
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Fitchet I'm not really looking for thoughts on what I eat, it's a discussion on cheap brands that you prefer to the more expensive ones 🙂

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eyeballkerry

Fitchet Exactly right. I do not eat it anymore. Problem is it’s cheaper than unprocessed and convenient, like many products these days.

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Jinky67

Cheap coleslaw. Hate the creamy stuff

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SamGoodship
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Jinky67 I agree with you there!

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PhilipMarc

I've tried various brands of ham, but I didn't really like any of them due to the odd taste it has. Spanish/Portuguese ham is so much better.

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Leannexxx

Aldi beans are way better than heinz ones

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SamGoodship
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Leannexxx I'll have to give them a try!

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Leannexxx

SamGoodship definitely try them think they are 47p a tin the beans and sausage are nice too

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kitty88uk

Leannexxx I got some Tesco own brand 200g smaller tin for 25p low on sugar and salt thought to give them a try for lunch one day

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Leannexxx

kitty88uk yeah I've tried them and I didn't like them the only beans I eat are Branson or aldi ones

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kitty88uk

Leannexxx I see I’ve tried Branson they are good also tried the ravioli don’t see any difference lol

For canned spaghetti 🍝 hoops never liked the Heinz brand tastes too sweet and smells bad like cat food 🤮

I like supermarkets own brand and way way cheaper Stamford Street Co. at 19p a can at 400g!!

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BonzoBanana

I prefer cheap porridge to the more expensive porridge. I had some expensive porridge once and I actually thought it tasted a bit worse than the cheaper stuff although there wasn't a lot in it. Like many others I prefer the generic baked beans from pretty much any supermarket to the Heinz baked beans. I have to say mostly though I have no preference between a lot of cheaper food compared to more expensive and some more expensive products are only marginally better so not worth the extra in cost. I feel its actually quite rare that cheaper is actually better but there are a few examples.

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Pjran

I now buy the cheap red kidney beans and can’t see/teste any difference. I wish I’d changed earlier.

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MrsCraig

Pretty much everything. I don't buy branded items anymore. I refuse to pay the extortionate prices for the same items.

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martinlufc5637

We buy the cheaper cereals from Aldi, they don't taste any different compared to the top brands like Kellogg's

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xKJG93

Soups especially compared to the prices of heinz products. No difference imo between the cheap ones or heinz

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kitty88uk

xKJG93 yes I agree with you on canned soup 🍲! Heinz way to expensive!! Even before they cost the price it is now changed to buying supermarkets own brand much cheaper and all the flavours tastes good and make a great delicious 😋 lunch with toasted sandwiches 🥪

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eyeballkerry

xKJG93 We buy the Waitrose soups which I think are no different to the Heinz ones but there baked beans are exactly the same.

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possy

Quite a lot of stuff to be honest. I don’t mind the cheaper beans, jam, cereal, garlic breads.

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eyeballkerry

possy My husband and daughter eat jam but both same the Tesco own one is very watery and prefer Waitrose own brand.

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hspexy

The Aldi and Lidl dupes of a lot of popular and familiar branded products are fine - I don’t taste much difference

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PhilipMarc

I've tried many ketchups, but none come close to Heinz Ketchup which is honestly the best one out there.

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BonzoBanana

PhilipMarc I must admit I can't taste much difference between them. I just buy any random ketchup that is cheapest when I come across it and generally have no problems with them. I still have Heinz occasionally as often when in a pub or cafe you get the little Heinz sachets or Heinz ketchup in a bottle so I'm certainly reminded what Heinz ketchup tastes like. Thinking about it I don't really have anything where the ketchup flavour isn't mixed in with other flavours like a burger. If I'm having a portion of chips on their own I would choose mayonnaise to dip the chips into not ketchup. I often use 3 sachets of mayonnaise in Wetherspoons with their chips.

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HannahSunderlan

Aldi beans all the way!! I imagine its due to the high sugar content haha but you only live once, I used to be loyal to Heinz but not for ages now

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Pjran

I used to buy Kelloggs Bran Flakes but have switched to stores own cereals. Even M&S and Waitrose are about half the price.

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HEDGEHOGS

We've converted to a lot of the cheaper brands in Aldi or Lidl and just got used to them now.

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